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Christmas Carol Collection 2011

by Various

Published December 19, 2011


LibriVox's 2011 Christmas Carol Collection.

LibriVox volunteers bring you this year's selection of 25 sacred and secular carols and Christmas songs, in English, German and Latin.

The collection comprises:

Christ was Born on Christmas Day Words by John Mason Neale (1818-1866), Music C14 German, arranged by Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins (1838-1920)
Christmas Lullaby or Dear Little Stranger by Charlotte G. Homer/Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)
Christmas Song or The First Day of Christmas from the book Nursery Rhymes c.1846, collected by Edward F. Rimbault (1816-1876)
Come All You Worthy Gentlemen, a traditional Somerset carol arranged by Cecil James Sharp (1859-1924)
German: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, C16 unknown, arranged by Michael Praetorius (1571–1621)
German dialect: Es wird scho glei dumpa by Anton Reidinger (1839-1912)
Gesù Bambino Words: Frederick H. Martens (1874–1932) Music: Pietro Yon (1886-1943)
Go Tell it on the Mountain by John Wesley Work, Jr. (1907-1925), based on a C19 African-American Spiritual
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, unknown, harmonised by Lucy E. Broadwood (1858–1929)
German: Herbei oh ihr Gläubigen Words: after Latin carol Adeste fideles translated by F. H. Ranke (1798-1876), Music: J .F. Wade, 1751 arranged by Friedrich Silcher (1789-1860)
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Words: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Music: John Baptiste Calkin (1827-1905)
I Saw Three Ships, unknown
It Came upon the Midnight Clear Words: Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876) Music: Richard Storrs Willis (1819-1900)
German: Leise rieselt der Schnee by Eduard Ebel (1839-1905)
Let All That Are to Mirth Inclined, unknown
German: Macht hoch die tür Text: Georg Weißel (1590-1635); Melodie: Halle 1704; Satz: Max Reger (1873-1916) aus Zwölf deutsche geistliche Gesänge
On Christmas Night, traditional Gloucestershire carol arranged by Cecil James Sharp (1859-1924)
Latin: Personent Hodie Words from Piae Cantiones (1582) Music: arranged by Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Slowly Fall the Snow-flakes by A. P. Howard
Sussex Carol, unknown, English traditional
German: Tochter Zion, freue dich Words: Friedrich Heinrich Ranke (1798-1876) Music: Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Latin: Veni, veni Emanuel Words: Unknown, C8 Latin, The O Antiphons. Music: C15 French plainsong melody
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, unknown, arranged by Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
We Three Kings of Orient Are, voice and guitar. Words and Music by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891)
We Three Kings of Orient Are, a cappella. Words and Music by John Henry Hopkins Jr. (1820-1891)

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